Saturday, October 16, 2010

Happy Blog Hop Weekend

Whoo hoo .... SU Stars October Blog Hop is here!!!!

Welcome, welcome, welcome ... Happy Fall. y'all ... and here we all are once again, sharing our projects with you! I hope you enjoy our creations ... you may have come here from Nancy's blog at  (don't you just love what she does with paper and ink!!) ... or you may be starting with me (because you like to regularly see what I am up to), in which case you will either want to follow all the stops until you make the rounds back to me, or you may want to go to our website at  and start from the beginning. Whatever way you decide on, make sure you leave comments - we all love to read what you think about what we have created.

This month's theme is Thanksgiving OR Thanks ... so I did both. The story behind the post-it-note holder is this: I was using mine from my purse at a restaurant, a gal sitting at the nearby table saw it and asked me where I got it. Of course I told her I made it, and she asked me to make her a few. Well, I ended up making 27 for a luncheon she was hosting .... when I gave them to her, I included a thank you card - and she wanted me to make 27 of them for her friends too. Whew ... and I even got them done in time to get ready for our trip!

Yes, we are on our way to Disney World for a week - I will of course be checking in on all the blogs participating in the hop while there - can't miss that! Whatever did we do before cell phones, laptops, IPods, etc., etc. Hard to remember sometimes what we did way back then!

Anyway, on to my projects ... I used our Autumn Spice designer paper, cardstock was Old Olive, More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla or Confetti White ... first is my post-it-note holder - fun to make, fun to use and make great little gifts too.

I made two different cards for her since I was running low on the Autumn Spice paper that she liked the best. These are Criss-Cross Pocket cards - love the pull out card to write on - also fun to make and give!  The most efficient way to make these is to use both sides of coordinating designer paper instead of using the same print ... but my customer wanted it like this, so ... I cut and adhered strips of c/s on the edges to set it off.  There are sooooo many ways to make this card different! 

I hope you enjoy these projects ... the lady was very happy and said she will order more for Christmas for another dinner she hosts ... glad I put my info on the back, hope this means additional business for me!

Now your next stop is Raissa's blog at     And, if you get lost or find broken links somewhere, you can always go back to our website at  and find the complete list.   Don't you just love these creative and talented ladies taking part in our blogs!!

Everyone take care, be good to others, and I will try to post more frequently - I just get busy with life and forget it, know what I mean??!!

God Bless you all, Shirley

Your thought for the day:  God is never late, but always on time.  Remember, His Will, His Way, His Time ...

Friday, October 15, 2010

I sew, too ...

Just in case you think all I know how to do is stamp, surprise!  I love to sew, especially dresses, etc. for my granddaughters - don't do enough of it, but I do enjoy it.  This is Gwen's dress this year - the girls love to dress up like Little House on the Prairie, but this year I made this one - kinda old fashioned, but wearable for today too - love the purse - I can see all the little girls wanting a few of them in all colors!!  Sure hope it fits and she likes it - her package should be delivered to her today - can't wait to see what it looks like on her.  It is so hard to believe our first princess is 11 years old already!!

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for our SUStars BlogHop ... I have some cute fall projects you won't want to miss.  I will be checking in, but yippee, we will be at Disney World for a week, leaving today.  It will be great to see Mickey, Minnie and all the rest ... oh yes, and a bunch of family too ...

God bless you, Shirley